Monday, January 6, 2014

No-Bake Energy Bites

No-bake energy bites - these things are ADDICTING, but are a great afternoon snack. They last a week or so in the fridge so I like to make a batch on the weekend and take a few of these no-bake energy bites to work for my 3:00 o'clock sweet tooth.

I've even added a little nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves to add a new twist to the taste. I don't like to add in the flaxseed since it gives the no-bake energy bites a very nutty flavor. Once you have the oatmeal, peanut butter, honey and coconut base, you can really get creative with spices and other substitutions like sunflower seeds or chopped nuts.

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together and form into tablespoon sized balls. Refrigerate a few minutes before indulging.